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Withdraw to the tranquillity of nature on an island with crystal blue waters, white sand beaches and the shade of hundreds of coconut trees.

Ticao Island Resort has nine beachfront cabanas made from native materials with air-conditioning, a private bathroom and verandah. This is the perfect place to get away from the world, with warm Filipino hospitality and genuine smiles coupled with some fantastic diving you will leave the Philippines relaxed.

Dive Centre

The on site dive centre has kept a few secrets to itself and offers you an amazing choice for such a small island. The local reefs are teeming with colourful creatures and corals, a relaxing dive in such a full and rich ecosystem. One of the most popular sites is the local cleaning station, Manta Bowl. If that’s not enough, the Ticao Pass is known for its plankton rich water and constant current, offering divers the chance to see larger pelagics such as whale sharks, thresher, hammerhead and tiger sharks.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Big Fish Tour

For those who like their marine life BIG! This exciting and comprehensive dive itinerary includes encounters with whale sharks, manta rays and thresher sharks in three locations across the Philippines.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,165 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Philippine Secrets Dive Safari

Join a dedicated dive safari to discover new dive sites in the Philippines. Highlights include pelagic encounters, wrecks and exploratory diving at locations that have been kept a secret for generations.

  • When to go: Mar-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip
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Ticao Island

A haven of tranquillity, Ticao Island is blessed with crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. The local reefs are full of colourful creatures, corals and sharks, but the area’s signature site is the Manta Bowl, a cleaning and feeding station of the oceanic manta.

  • Ideal for viewing: reef manta ray, whale shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, pelagic thresher shark, tiger shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Group diving, Manta ray

Donsol

Dubbed by many as the ‘Whale Shark Capital of the World’, Donsol offers a rare opportunity to interact with up to 20 whale sharks at any one time. Between the months of October and May, divers head here to swim with these harmless and gentle filter feeders.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark